Event Broadcast sponsors Faces of the Sea

We are delighted to have sponsored the “Faces of the Sea” category of the National Historic Ships Photographic competition. Jon Sullivan and Tracey Clarke both attended the Awards reception on board HQS Wellington on the Thames.


It was good to meet Griff Rhys Jones who handed out the awards to some delighted and surprised recipients. Also interesting to hear his serious plea for more ships to be brought back to the River Thames to allow visitors to experience London as the port it was and is.


Our congratulations go to all the winners and especially the winner of our category  Chrissie Westgate from West Mersea, Essex 

Winner of Faces of the Sea

Winner of Faces of the Sea, “Gerry the boat Gypsy”













Press Release:

 National Historic Ships UK 2015 award winners announced


The winners of National Historic Ships UK’s 2015 photography competition  were revealed at a prestigious awards ceremony yesterday, on board HQS Wellington on London’s Victoria Embankment.  The awards were presented by actor, television presenter and avid traditional boat owner Griff Rhys Jones.


National Historic Ships UK’s (NHS-UK) annual awards ceremony is a celebration of the UK’s maritime heritage and encourages people of all ages and backgrounds to engage with historic vessels through photography, volunteering, or by operating them and encouraging the public to go on board at festivals and events held around the UK coasts, lakes, and rivers.


The accolade of overall winner of the 2015 photography competition was awarded to Alaistair Ramsay from Anstruther, Fife after his image, Reaper passing The Blocks at St Monans, was chosen from over 400 entries to scoop the £1,000 prize awarded by National Historic Ships UK.  This prize will go to a vessel of Alaistair’s choice on the National Register of Historic Vessels.


The competition was strong this year with outstanding entries from a diverse range of entrants.  The judging panel were delighted to see both professional and amateur photographers represented, although to ensure fairness these details are not disclosed when selecting the best photographs.  Commenting on Mr Ramsay’s winning image, judge Steffan Meyric Hughes from Classic Boat magazine, said: “Despite such a tight field in most categories, the overall winner was unanimously chosen for its wonderful composition, great use of monochrome and emotional content.”



The competition has been supported this year by Adlard Coles, Classic Boat, Fat Beehive, International Boatbuilding Training College Portsmouth, Event Broadcast Training Academy, Claudia Myatt, and Portsmouth Naval Base Property Trust.






For further press information contact National Historic Ships UK

National Historic Ships UK, Park Row, Greenwich, SE10 9NF  T: 020 8312 8558


Full list of the NHS-UK photography competition winners:


Category A – photographs of a vessel on the National Register of Historic Vessels

Winner – Warrior, by Johnny Black from Fratton, Portsmouth

Highly commended – Duke of Lancaster at sunset, by Ian Clowes from Leek, Staffordshire


Category B – traditional maritime skills in action

Winner – Jibing on Happy Return, by Philippe Saudreau from Plérin, France

Highly commended – The Whaleship, by Rebecca Collis from Frome, Somerset


Category C – Classic Boat favourite: the maritime enthusiast

Winner – Reaper passing The Blocks at St Monans, by Alaistair Ramsay from Anstruther, Fife

Highly commended – ORIOLE, Herreshoff NY 30, during “Les régates Royales” 2014 East wind in front of us, by Jean Francois Canavaggia from Marseille, France


Category D – Faces of the sea

Winner – Gerry the boat gypsy, by Chrissie Westgate from West Mersea, Essex

Highly commended – Mike Barnes, Maidie 1904-2015, by Patricia Barnes from Reedham, Norfolk.


Category E – Young photographer

Winner – HMS President (close up), by Victor Ghose, representing Eaton Square School, London.

Highly commended – The Pier by Megan Turtle, representing Roedean School, Sussex.


National Historic Ships UK’s Photographer 2015

Overall Winner – Reaper passing The Blocks at St Monans, by Alaistair Ramsay from Anstruther, Fife.

Providing the “glue” for Fairline launch

Event Broadcast was delighted to provide one of our professional presenters for the prestigious world launch of the Fairline 53GT.

Tracey Clarke MC’d the informative and entertaining Question and Answer session with Sales and Marketing Director, Douglas Culverwell and Design Director, Andrew Pope.SBS15_JR8567 crop

MAA Press Lunch 2014

The Marine Advertising Agency held the third annual MAA Press Lunch in conjunction with Dean & Reddyhoff Marinas at Haslar Marina on Friday, 16th May 2014, providing an essential opportunity for leading industry names, journalists and editors of key marine titles to get together.

MAA lunch 14 RKJGuests included journalists and editors from major UK marine titles, including Practical Boat Owner, Boating Business, Yachts and Yachting, Cowes Yachting, Powerboat & RIB and some of the industry’s principal freelance writers. Also in attendance were Fiona Pankhurst, Vice-President of the BMF and Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, both of whom were interviewed by MC, Tracey Clarke of Event Broadcast. Sir Robin talked about the reasons why he is looking forward to a return to racing in the coming year.

Mike Shepherd, Director of MAA, said: “The MAA Press Lunch is a great opportunity for us to showcase our clients to an audience of journalists and industry figures. Today’s turnout shows the value that people attach to the event and reflects MAA’s standing within the industry.”



RB12 powers into British Poweboat Festival

It’s been a busy weekend for the R12 team – one of which is Event Broadcast principal Tracey Clarke. Tracey is acting as communications strategist for RB12, the first Land, Sea and Air marathon to take place in Britain.

The event starts on 21 June next year.

Many of the boats which will feature in RB12 were racing in the world famous Cowes-Torquay race over the the Bank Holiday weekend.

Director of RB12 Neil McGrigor spoke to Sir Robin Knox -Johnston and Shelley Jory-Leigh from the BBC’s H2O Show

Neil McGrigor H2O Show

To listen to the whole of the H2O Show follow this link


Capture the Wave

Tracey Clarke was on stage again this week in the role of MC and interviewer for the Capture the Wave event for Southampton SOLENT University.

The event took the form of a series of presentations for a wide selection of children with physical, sensory or learning difficulties in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.  On stage with Tracey were Geoff Holt MBE and paralympic heroes Andy Cassell and Peter Hull. Paralympic hopefuls Gus McKechnie and Alex Rickham also took questions from the children.

Tracey thoroughly enjoyed the chance to interview the heroes and hopefuls and found the children hugely inspirational.

Feedback from the organsiers on Tracey’s role was positive too.

“Her energy and interaction with the children made it really engaging and entertaining.” Judith West, Assistant Director Human Resources.

Baroness Willcox visits the show

Parliamentary Secretary for Business, Innovation and Skills, Baroness Willcox visited the Tullett Prebon London International Boat Show today.

She is passionate about the water and spoke enthusiastically about the Show and the marine industry to our reporter Tracey Clarke.

Baroness Willcox at the Boat Show

RYA Book Launch

Saturday 8 January 2011

Tullett Prebon London International Boat Show

RYA stand

photo courtesy of Kim Brett photography

Event Broadcast was delighted to provide the presenter for the launch of the new RYA publication, Day Skipper Handbook Motor.  Tracey Clarke hosted the launch and our reporter, Anna Sills caught up with author, Jon Mendez as he sipped a glass of champagne.

Jon Mendez

Water, water everywhere!

It’s that time of the year again – the team are all settled in the press office in Excel, Docklands, ready for the start of the Tullett Prebon London International Boat Show.

Over the next few days we will be connecting radio stations across the country to the Show with live inserts into programmes and audio clips for the newsrooms.

With one day to go the Show is looking great- highlight has to be the massive watersportsaction pool. It’s amazing, longer than an olympic swimming pool with huge fans at one end and a beach bar at the other. It’s difficult to believe that it has all been constructed especially for the Show.

The Show has a different look and feel. It’s moved into the new buildings at Excel. As expected there are all the best boats here, including huge superyachts and tiny dinghies. As always there will need to be some serious shopping for clothes before we leave!   

The Show runs until Sunday 16 January.

Those nice people from Bosch!

J-P Lihou and Jack Edwards (L to R)

The Southampton Boat Show always throws up something interesting and new. This year was no exception. We were introduced to a new competition called the Royal Thames Mansura Trophy.

It’s an intriguing name so we caught up with Jack Edwards who is Chairman of the trophy committee at the Royal Thames Yacht Club and asked what the competition is about.

Jack Edwards

The Trophy is in association with Bosch Engineering and we thoroughly enjoyed chatting to the chaps from Bosch, not least because they get to play with (well,they call it engine management!) some of the world’s leading car brands including Ferrari and McLaren.

Jean-Pierre Lihou from Bosch told us why Bosch is interested in the trophy.

J-P from Bosch

New book flies off the shelf at Boat Show launch

Following another successful book launch on the RYA stand the new Sail Trim Handbook for Cruisers was flying off the shelves.

In fact it’s one of the fastest selling books!

Author Rob Gibson chatted to Event Broadcast’s Tracey Clarke about his sailing career and his decison to put pen to paper.

It’s always a pleasure working with RYA Publications and thanks to Steen Ingerslev for the welcome glass of bubbly!